6-Mercaptopurine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug 6-Mercaptopurine is Immunosuppressives Drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications 6-Mercaptopurine is used for
1. Acute leukaemias
2. Chronic granulocytic leukaemia
3. Choriocarcinoma
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. INJECTION
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity
2. Pregnancy
3. Lactation
Precautions 1. Monitor blood count
2. Uric acid levels
3. Renal impairment
4. Hepatic impairment
5. Interactions
Adverse Effects 1. Hepatotoxicity
2. Anorexia
3. Nausea
4. Hyperuricaemia
5. Ulcers
Pregnancy Category C

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